Lamprima aurata

Golden Stag Beetle, Lamprima aurata  Tasmania’s “Christmas Beetle”

Male
Late December 2010
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay
  

Male
Mid January 2005
Coningham

Male
Early January 2011
Sisters Beach
  

Dead male
Mid February 2017
Hobart
 
   
   
   

Live female
Mid December 2019
Sandy Bay
   
   
Female
Late December 2011
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

Female
Late February 2011
Hobart

 

Female
Late January 2012
Hobart

Female
Mid February 2013
“Woodvine”, Forcett

Female
Late May 2013
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
Under a log
 

Late November 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
 

Adults with larvae, presumably of their species, found in a rotting root of a silver wattle
November 2006
Lenah Valley
Images by Robyn Gates, used with permission.